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Ground fault protecting socket trips when washer supply cord is plugged in

Appears to be a short somewhere. I suspect that the last load did not complete its spin cycle. Do you think that it is likely a shorted winding in the motor? If so, how would I verify that?

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May be a bad ground fault breaker ..putting washer on ground fault not recomended

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